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    LEAD Project
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    Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms, libraries, and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations.In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They'll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. The book's patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time.This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like flow control, subroutines, and data types effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer

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    Miller, Josh
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    "Stuck! is a practical guide based on years of industry experience that helps screenwriters understand the core of their story and how to bring it alive on the page. Through analysis and description of the elements of screenwriting craft--supported by examples from classic and modern films--both emerging and experienced screenwriters will be able to identify the spine of their narrative and decide what to keep and what to discard as they get themselves unstuck once again."--

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    Jones, Andrew Zimmerman
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    Learn to:   * The basic concepts of this controversial theory * How string theory builds on physics concepts * The different viewpoints in the field * String theory's physical implications Your plain-English guide to this complex scientific theory  String theory is one of the most complicated sciences being explored today. Not to worry though! This informative guide clearly explains the basics of this hot topic, discusses the theory's explores its curious implications. It also presents the critical viewpoints in opposition to string theory so you can draw your own conclusions.   * Understand the "theory of everything"—grasp the key concepts and importance of the theory, and learn why scientists are so excited about finding a theory of quantum gravity * It all comes down to physics—discover how string theory is built upon the major scientific developments of the early 20th century * Building the theory—trace the creation and development of string theory, discover its predictions, and see whether accurate conclusions can be made * Take string theory for a spin—explore the core issue of extra dimensions, the implications for cosmology, and how string theory could explain certain properties of our universe * Boldly go where no one has gone—see what string theory has to say about possible parallel universes, the origin and fate of our universe, and the potential for time travel * Hear from the critics—listen in on the heated debates about string theory and weigh the alternatives being offered Open the book and find: * The questions string theory attempts to answer * Easy-to-follow examples * Explanations of Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum theory and particle physics * The successes and failures of string theory * Fascinating bits of string theory including strings and branes * Ways that string theory can be tested *Discussions of loop quantum gravity and other possible alternative theories of gravity * How the theory may relate to cosmic mysteries, from the origin of matter to black holes

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    Chabut, LaReine, Lewis, Madeleine
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    Did you long ago learn to fear and dread stretching because of overbearing P.E. teachers who forced you to touch your toes? It doesn't have to be that way anymore. Stretching is a powerful tool that can bring you new ease of movement, an increase in your physical capabilities and deep composure that requires you to do nothing more than breathe. You can always have access to it — and best of all, it's free! Stretching For Dummies shows you that stretching is actually easy to do — and reveals how you can reap the amazing benefits of stretching anywhere, anytime. It explains in simple terms how you can stand taller, look thinner, keep stress from getting the best of you, keep your muscles from feeling achy and nip injuries in the bud. You'll discover: * The why’s, where’s, when’s and how’s of letting loose and snapping back * How to keep from hurting yourself * The benefits of stretching with a partner * How to target specific areas: such as head, shoulders, knees and toes * The art of breathing correctly * How to use stretching to sooth lower back pain * Stretches to start and end your day right * Stretches you can do at your desk * Stretches for various stages of life — including stretches for kids and seniors This easy-to-use reference also includes a list of 10 surprising around-the-house stretching accessories, along with 10 common aches and pain that stretching can help. Regardless of how old or young you are, Stretching For Dummies will introduce you to a kinder and gentler form of flexibility that will reduce that nagging tension and tenderness in your muscles and truly make you feel good all over.

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    Naugler, Christopher T.
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    "A strategic study guide to help medical students pass one of the exams required to receive their MD and practice medicine in Canada."--

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    Olsen, Erica
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    In today's business environment, strategic planning stresses the importance of making decisions that will ensure an organization's ability to successfully respond to changes in the environment and plan for sustainable viability. Providing practical, field-tested techniques and a complete 6-phase plan, Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies shows you how to make strategy a habit for all organizations, no matter the size, type, or resource constraints. Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies is for companies of all types and sizes looking to build and sustain a competitive edge, set up an ongoing process for market assessment and trend analysis, and develop a vision for future growth. This revised edition includes: new and updated content on planning for both the short and the long-term; crucial information on succession planning; help preparing for the unexpected using scenario planning and agile strategy; strategies for implementing change and integrating strategic plans successfully by involving all staff members; and more. * The supplementary CD lays out a comprehensive, 6-phase, step-by-step program, complete with downloadable spreadsheets, charts, checklists, video links, and more * Provides value for any business or entrepreneur looking to improve efficiency, focus, and competitive edge * Includes practical, field-tested techniques Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies gives today's business owners and upper-level management the tools and information they need to think and act strategically in order to more effectively weather current economic storms while planning for future growth.

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    Goldstein, Lawrence S.B, Schneider, Meg
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    The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this controversial topic Stem Cell Research For Dummies offers a balanced, plain-English look at this politically charged topic, cutting away the hype and presenting the facts clearly for you, free from debate. It explains what stem cells are and what they do, the legalities of harvesting them and using them in research, the latest research findings from the U.S. and abroad and the prospects for medical stem cell therapies in the short and long term. * Explains the differences between adult stem cells and embryonic/umbilical cord stem cells * Provides both sides of the political debate and the pros and cons of each side's opinions * Includes medical success stories using stem cell therapy and its promise for the future Comprehensive and unbiased, Stem Cell Research For Dummies is the only guide you need to understand this volatile issue.

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    Rumsey, Deborah J.
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    The ideal supplement and study guide for students preparing for advanced statistics Packed with fresh and practical examples appropriate for a range of degree-seeking students, Statistics II For Dummies helps any reader succeed in an upper-level statistics course. It picks up with data analysis where Statistics For Dummies left off, featuring new and updated examples, real-world applications, and test-taking strategies for success. This easy-to-understand guide covers such key topics as sorting and testing models, using regression to make predictions, performing variance analysis (ANOVA), drawing test conclusions with chi-squares, and making comparisons with the Rank Sum Test.

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    Weinbach, Robert W.
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    Statistics for Social Workers familiarizes students with statistical tests and analyses that are most likely to be encountered by social work researchers and practitioners. This reader-friendly title emphasizes the conceptual underpinning of statistical analyses, keeping mathematics and complicated formulae to a minimum. Readers require no prior knowledge of statistics and only basic mathematical competence.

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    Rumsey, Deborah J.
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    Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.   The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

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    Allen, James H.
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    The fast and easy way to ace your statics course   Does the study of statics stress you out? Does just the thought of mechanics make you rigid? Thanks to this book, you can find balance in the study of this often-intimidating subject and ace even the most challenging university-level courses. Statics For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, plain-English explanations for everything you need to grasp the study of statics. You'll get a thorough introduction to this foundational branch of engineering and easy-to-follow coverage of solving problems involving forces on bodies at rest; vector algebra; force systems; equivalent force systems; distributed forces; internal forces; principles of equilibrium; applications to trusses, frames and beams and friction. * Offers a comprehensible introduction to statics * Covers all the major topics you'll encounter in university-level courses * Plain-English guidance help you grasp even the most confusing concepts If you're currently enrolled in a statics course and looking for a friendlier way to get a handle on the subject, Statics For Dummies has you covered.

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    Elton, Sarah, Kulak, Jeff
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    Starting from Scratch is a manifesto on food that will help kids relate to what they eat, whether on special occasions or every day, inspiring both budding chefs and budding food lovers in the process. Beginning with an exploration of taste and the way it works, author and food activist Sarah Elton explains how ingredients have been on the move for centuries, resulting in the unique and fusion flavors we love today. She breaks down the science of food and cooking into bite-sized and easily digestible pieces of information that cover everything from the chemistry of heat versus cold, fat versus acid, and salt versus sweet. Both practical and philosophical in its approach, Starting from Scratch demystifies food and cooking by boiling it down to the basics. Kids will be able to make sense of recipes, measure and substitute ingredients, and stock a pantry, but they’ll also discover that food is more than just a prepackaged meal. Using simple and universal examples, like how an onion is transformed when it’s boiled versus charred, caramelized versus fried, Starting from Scratch will inspire kids to eat better, try new flavors, and understand what’s on their plate. Even readers who decide the kitchen isn’t for them will leave with an improved sense of where food comes from and be able to join in on a conversation that continues from snack time to dinnertime.

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    Elad, Joel, Belew, Shannon
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    If you’ve thought of starting an online business, or if you’re already selling online, here’s how to get your share of online customers. This second edition of Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies covers everything from creating a business plan and building a customer-friendly site to marketing with Facebook and MySpace. There’s even a section about setting up shop in the virtual world of Second Life. Eleven handy minibooks cover online business basics, legal and accounting, Web site design, online and operating, Internet security, boosting sales, retail to e-tail, storefront selling, fundraising sites, niche e-commerce and e-commerce advanced. You’ll learn to: *Build a business plan that translates your ideas into a profitable enterprise *Choose software to help you manage taxes, balance sheets and other accounting chores *Create a Web site that helps your business make money *Fill orders, pack and ship merchandise and manage stock *Set up, budget for and implement a plan to protect vital computer equipment *Use P.R. and advertising tools that best promote your business online, including Google AdWords *Choose what sells best in Second Life and earn real money from your virtual store *Market through niche communities, find and use special marketing tools for nonprofit organizations and apply successful mobile marketing techniques Inside the book, you’ll even find a Google AdWords gift card worth $25 to help spread the word about your online business!

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    Shoup, Kate
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    The easy way to build an online craft business from scratch Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft business from scratch. You'll get invaluable information on how to set up an Etsy shop, write compelling item descriptions, photograph your work, engage the Etsy community, understand fees, and find your muse when it takes a holiday. In the last couple of years, the DIY movement has transcended the big-box hardware stores, and has taken on a new format in the savvy crafting arena. Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies shows you how to create, manage, and successfully sell handmade wares, vintage goods, and DIY supplies using the world's largest online handmade marketplace. -Coverage new to this edition includes the latest in flash sale partners; best practices for applying SEO to your shop and listings; new tools for sellers; and much more -Includes tips for increasing local sales by connecting with other local vendors through seller communities -Covers harnessing the power of Pinterest to promote (and protect) your business If DIY is your domain, Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies gives you the skills, knowledge, and know-how to create a successful business that pays.

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    Kotchian, Vince, Simmons, Curt
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    Your ticket to the private school of your choice   The Secondary School Aptitude Test (SSAT) and Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) are the two most common standardized aptitude tests used in American private secondary schools. If you're a parent or student looking to apply for admissions at a private, military, or boarding school, SSAT & ISEE For Dummies is your family's ticket to success. Here, you'll get all the prep needed to score higher on the SSAT and ISEE exams, the most up-to-date information on the tests, hundreds of practice questions, thorough test-specific math and verbal workouts, six full-length practice tests (all with detailed answer explanations) and solid test-taking advice. * Correctly answer difficult analogy and synonym questions without knowing what all the words mean * Ace the math section by eliminating answers that are planted to fool test takers * Apply the proven For Dummies step-by-step approach to combat the essay portion * Analyze difficult passages using tips and tricks in the reading comprehension section * Learn the most common vocabulary words tested on the SSAT and ISEE with an entire chapter devoted to vocabulary terms * State-by-state "Private Schools at-a-Glance" chart with data on more than 1,000 private secondary schools SSAT & ISEE for Dummies provides students with the resources they need for test day preparation and gives parents sound, expert advice on selecting, applying and paying for private school.

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    Taylor, Allen G.
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    SQL, or structured query language, is the international standard language for creating and maintaining relational databases. It is the basis of all major databases in use today and is essential for the storage and retrieval of database information. This fun and friendly guide takes SQL and all its related topics and breaks it down into easily digestible pieces for you to understand. You’ll get the goods on relational database design, development, and maintenance, enabling you to start working with SQL right away! * Provides an overview of the SQL language and examines how it is integral for the storage and retrieval of database information * Includes updates to SQL standards as well as any new features * Explores SQL concepts, relational database development, SQL queries, data security, database tuning, and more * Addresses the relationship between SQL and programming as well as SQL and XML If you’re looking for an up-to-date sequel to the bestselling first edition of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, then this is the book for you!

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    Martin, Dayna, Roumanis, A.R.
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    This book introduces common sports and develops early language skills using images of things that every kid should know. Vibrant colors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children identify all of their sports before preschool.

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    Streetman, Jonathan
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    Take better actions shots with this terrific 100-page eBook! From pro to hobbyist, from your child's first baseball game to the championship match, every photographer wants to be able to capture thrilling action shots. Now you can sharpen your photography skills with this fast-paced, In a Day for Dummies eBook that really zeros in on the specifics. See how to freeze action, add motion blur and work with the variety of conditions you'll face when shooting live action. This book: *Focuses on techniques that help you successfully capture sports and live action photographs, such as freezing action or adding motion blur *Covers getting the right gear, setting your camera for the shot, capturing the shot, editing the results and more *Includes a "Beyond the book" online component, where you can find step-by-step tutorials, videos and a bonus lesson on creating a high-dynamic range sports photo *Shows you techniques that work effectively on digital S.L.R. cameras and point-and-shoot cameras Get Sports and Action Photography In A Day For Dummies and take action!

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    Kritikos, Effie P.
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    Making clear connections between assessment and instruction that so many similar texts lack, this first edition special education assessment textbook uses current research and standards-based assessment material grounded in field-based case studies to highlight the contemporary issues affecting students in classrooms today.

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    Martin, Dayna, Roumanis, A.R.
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    This book introduces basic sounds and develops early language skills using images of things that every kid should know. Vibrant colors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children identify many important sounds before preschool.

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